Guide to the William Gilbert Beattie papers
1872-1939

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Beattie, William Gilbert
Title: William Gilbert Beattie papers
Dates: 1872-1939 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 1.0 linear feet (2 containers)
Collection Number: Ax 117
Summary: William Gilbert Beattie was a teacher and district superintendent of schools in Alaska, 1905-1919. He was associated with the Metlakhtla Colony from 1910, and was well acquainted with Edward Marsden. The collection contains correspondence, newspapers, pamphlets, photographs and other materials relating to Beattie's career in Alaska.
Repository: Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries

1299 University of Oregon
Eugene, Oregon, 97403-1299
(541) 346-3068
spcarref@uoregon.edu

Languages: Collection materials are in English. 
Sponsor: Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Biographical Note

William Gilbert Beattie was a teacher and district superintendent of schools in Alaska, 1905-1919. He was associated with the Metlakhtla Colony from 1910, and was well acquainted with Edward Marsden.

Content Description

The collection contains letters collected by Beattie as source material for his book, Marsden of Alaska (NY, 1955). Other correspondence and documents relate to Metlakahtla Colony affairs, 1909-1939. Correspondents include Edward Marsden, Samuel Marsden, William Duncan, Sheldon Jackson, William T. Lopp, and Charles D. Jones. Also included in the collection are various newspapers and pamphlets on Alaska; materials on Edward Marsden; photographs of Alaska and Marsden; and materials on the University of Oregon Summer school in Alaska, 1929-1931.

Use of the Collection

Restrictions on Access :  

Collection is open to the public.

Collection must be used in Special Collections & University Archives Reading Room.

Restrictions on Use :  

Property rights reside with Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries. Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs. All requests for permission to publish collection materials must be submitted to Special Collections & University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.

Archival may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal and/or state right to privacy laws and other regulations.

Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g. a cause of action for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of Oregon assumes no responsibility.

If a researcher finds sensitive personal information in a collection, please bring it to the attention of the reading room staff.

Preferred Citation :  

[Identification of item], William Gilbert Beattie Papers, Ax 117, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

Collection is organized into the following series: Metlakhtla Colony Correspondence and Documents; Correspondence and documents used in Marsden of Alaska; Edward Marsden; Alaska; University of Oregon Alaska Summer School Materials; Thesis : Trials of the Metlakatla Christian Mission, by Raymond L. Wotring; and Photographs of Alaska and Edward Marsden.

Processing Note :  

Collection processed by staff.

This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Inventory
Container(s)
box
folder
1 1

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Metlakhtla Colony Correspondence and Documents
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box
Folder
1 2 1909-1914
1 3 1915
1 4 1921-1939

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Correspondence and documents used in Marsden of Alaska
Container(s)
Description
Box
Folder
1 5 Copies

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Edward Marsden
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box
Folder
1 6 Letters and documents 1872-1921
1 7 Speeches and articles

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Alaska
Container(s)
Description
Box
Folder
2 1 Newspapers
2 2 Pamphlets and published materials
2 3 Miscellaneous documents

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University of Oregon Alaska Summer School Materials
Container(s)
Description
Box
Folder
2 4 University of Oregon Alaska Summer School Materials
2 5 University of Oregon Alaska Summer School Materials

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Thesis : Trials of the Metlakatla Christian Mission, by Raymond L. Wotring, 1943
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box
Folder
2 6 Thesis : Trials of the Metlakatla Christian Mission, by Raymond L. Wotring; and correspondence

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"Skookum Papers"
Container(s)
Description
Box
Folder
2 7 Copies

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Photographs of Alaska and Edward Marsden
Container(s)
Description
Box
Folder
2 8 Photographs

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Subjects

  • Personal Names :
  • Beattie, William Gilbert--Archives
  • Duncan, William, 1832-1918--Correspondence
  • Jackson, Sheldon, 1834-1909--Correspondence
  • Jones, Charles D., 1875-1963--Correspondence
  • Lopp, William Thomas, 1864-1939--Correspondence
  • Marsden, Edward, 1869-1932
  • Marsden, Samuel, 1765-1838--Correspondence
  • Geographical Names :
  • Alaska--Photographs
  • Metlakatla (Alaska)
  • Subject Terms :
  • School superintendents--Alaska
  • Summer schools--Alaska
  • Teachers--Alaska

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